Thursday, 16 July 2015

Map to the Stars by Jen Malone

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Map to the Stars
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Author Jen Malone draws on her real-life experiences as a movie studio publicist to bring you an insider peek at love, Hollywood-style.

The California dream was supposed to give seventeen-year-old Annie Shelton a fresh start far removed from her dad’s unusual betrayal. But when things don’t go according to plan in La La Land, Annie’s mom snags a last-minute gig as makeup artist to a teen movie idol and finagles a spot for her daughter on his European promotional tour.

Down-to-earth Annie would rather fangirl architectural sights than an arrogant A-lister. That is, until behind-the-scenes Graham Cabot turns out to be more sweetly vulnerable than she could have imagined.

Too bad falling for a poster boy isn’t all red carpets and star treatment, especially when you factor in obnoxious fans, an overprotective assistant, a stage mom/manager, and a beefy bodyguard.

But it isn’t until the paparazzi make an appearance that things get really sticky…

Map to the Stars by Jen Malone

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Map to the Stars(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“The dude had had bird crap on his face minutes earlier. Where did he think that came from? Poop fairies?”

This was a glossy story about a girl sucked into a Hollywood lifestyle that she never asked for.

I felt quite sorry for Annie, she’d obviously been let down by her father in a way she never expected, and going to Hollywood with her mother to work as a make-up assistant was something that she would never have expected either, especially as she was never a big show business fan!

“Mom, we moved across the country because of him. He lied to us EVERY DAY for months and months! How could you just act like that doesn’t matter?”

The storyline in this was quite a fun romp through Hollywood and a romantic relationship with a movie star! I liked the humour, (people really have bird poop put on their face as a beauty treatment?), and I liked how cute the relationship between Annie and Graham was.

“I was just collecting myself enough to answer him when his lips brushed mine, feather-soft and questioning.”

The ending to this was also really cute.

6 out of 10

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